Paper Eyeglasses

Print and craft a pair of cute paper eyeglasses using our six fun-shaped eyeglasses templates.
Paper Eyeglasses craft


  • A4 or Letter size card stock
  • Cellophane paper or transparency film
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons, colored pencils, markers, glitter glue, washi tape, stickers, rhinestones, sequins, etc.

Safety Tips

  • Small craft materials such as rhinestones and sequins are choking hazards. These are not suitable for children below the age of three.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Paper Eyeglasses craft 1.

Choose from our eyeglasses templates.

Print out any of the templates below on A4 or Letter size card stock.
Step 2 Paper Eyeglasses craft 2.

Color the template.

If you chose any of the non-colored templates, color them with markers, crayons or colored pencils. Use a single color or make it as colorful as you like. When using paint, add only a little water or none at all to prevent your paper eyeglasses from curling at the edges.
Step 3a Paper Eyeglasses craft 3.

Cut out the template.

Cut out all three template pieces.
Step 3b Paper Eyeglasses craft Ask for an adult's help. Cut out the eyeholes as well.
Step 4 Paper Eyeglasses craft 4.

Crease the side tabs.

The front frame has a pair of side tabs, each bordered by a dashed line. Fold the side tabs towards the back. Unfold.
Step 5 Paper Eyeglasses craft 5.

Glue the arms onto the front frame.

Glue the straight end of each arm (the part that extends over the ears) onto a side tab.
Step 6 Paper Eyeglasses craft 6.

Decorate further.

You can decorate your eyeglasses further with glitter glue, stickers, small punched-out shapes, puffy paint, rhinestones, and other decorative materials. If you used glitter glue or puffy paint, you need to wait for it to dry on your eyeglasses before proceeding with the next step.
Step 7 Paper Eyeglasses craft 7.

Add lenses.

Make the lenses out of cellophane paper or transparency film. Cut a pair to a size and shape that covers each eyehole. Glue the lenses at the back of the frame.
Step 8 Paper Eyeglasses craft 8.

Wear your eyeglasses.

Once the glue dries, try on your awesome eyeglasses.

More Ideas

Black Paper Spectacles

Use colored card stock.

If you need a pair or more of these paper eyeglasses with minimal crafting and prepping, try printing out any of the plain templates on colored card stock.
Heart Paper Eyeglasses

Craft for a fun party activity.

Make parties or sleepovers a blast by making any or all of our fun-shaped eyeglasses. Provide lots of materials to glue and decorate the glasses with like stickers, glitter glue, ribbons, beads, rhinestones, etc.
Silly Paper Eyeglasses When decorating with heavier materials like small pompoms or wooden beads, make sure to use heavy card stock for printing out the templates.
Metallic Paper Eyeglasses

Make a metallic frame.

Create a pair of futuristic eyeglasses by wrapping the entire frame with aluminum foil. Assemble the glasses following Steps 1-5 before wrapping the entire glasses in foil. Glue them as you wrap. Once done wrapping, cut and glue a pair of lenses.
Polka Dot Paper Eyeglasses

Create interesting patterns.

Make colorful patterns on your eyeglasses with any of these easy ideas:

a.) Draw or paint patterns - make fun dots, zigzags, stripes, and other easy patterns by applying paint with your fingers, a Q-tip, or a paint brush. You can also draw them with markers or crayons.
Heart-Shaped Paper Eyeglasses b.) Print out on patterned card stock - print out any of our 6 non-colored templates on patterned card stock. Remember to print out on the card stock's plain side.
Flower Paper Eyeglasses c.) Full-color templates - print out any of our 38 awesome full-color eyeglasses on white card stock. Use them for parties, school activities, parades, or any fun event. We'd appreciate if you can cite us in any way for any of your non-profit organized events through a URL link to this craft page or a mention of our website in your print materials.
Star Paper Eyeglasses d.) Washi tape - cut washi tape into short strips. Wrap the entire frame with these strips of washi tape.

*You can also use the same idea by cutting magazine pages, newsprint, gift wrap paper, origami paper, and other types of paper into short pieces and glue them onto the entire eyeglasses frame.